Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Hillyer Art Space's Call for Artists

Hillyer Art Space is currently looking for local DC Metro area artists and international artists to submit work for solo shows for the 2013-2014 exhibiition year.

Proposals must include the following materials: 

  • Minimum of 5 images with a Maximum of 10 submitted on a disc or by email as a high resolution JPEG* (please save each of the images with their corresponding title--minimum resolution accepted is 1920x1080 pixels)
  • A complete checklist of works containing the title, year, medium, and dimension of each work
  • Resume including address, email, phone number, education, and any previous exhibitions (with clear indications whether it was solo or group)
  • Artist statement or exhibition narrative not to exceed one page
  • *Minimum accepted resolution on images is 1920x 1080 pixels.

Submissions Due August 31, 2012 by 6:00pm

DC Metro area artists cannot have had a solo show within the past three years
International artists have no restrictions on exhbition history but must be currently living abroad
Artists may deliver proposal materials via mail or email. If mailed, please provide a self-addressed stamped envelope if you would like your materials returned.

Mail Submissions to:
Hillyer Art Space
attn: Samantha May
9 Hillyer Court NW
Washington DC 2008

Or Email them to:

*Incomplete Submissions Will NOT Be Considered*

With the large amount of submissions that we receive we are not able to confirm status of applications during the selection process.  Artists will be notified by the end of October as to their status.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

No Radio

No Radio

Over the weekend I finished up another piece for my Album Artwork series. I am working with local DC/Maryland/Virginia musicians and creating an album cover for a song they send to me.

"No Radio" is for the DC artist Lega-C based on the song of the same name. You can visit his website here and listen to his music.

Friday, June 8, 2012

FCCA - Members Gallery 2013 Call for Artists

Members Gallery
2013 Call for Artists

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to apply for an exhibition of personal artwork in the FCCA Members' Gallery during calendar year 2013!

To apply, FCCA members may Download an Application from the FCCA website, submit 1 original work and 5 digital images, along with a check for $35.

Entries Due Sunday, 5 August 2012!

The selection process for Members' Gallery Exhibits has been refined over the last several years to be as fair, anonymous, and confidential as possible.  Here's how it works:  A panel of jurors (academics and/or working art professionals) is chosen to meet and evaluate the readiness of artists to have a solo or two person show.  At the end of the process each artist will receive an evaluation from the panelists who independently assess the work in terms of composition and mastery of the medium.  This is a selection process with a bonus and a unique opportunity for artistic growth!

As gallery space permits, those artists whose scores reflect a readiness to show will be offered a particular month in 2013. The artist with the highest score will get first pick of the month for their show in 2013. Artists should receive their invitations to exhibit and/or evaluations by September 15, 2012.

Any concerns contact Members Gallery Coordinator Elizabeth Woodford at ee.art@verizon.net

Submit Your Application Right Away!
Not an FCCA Member?  Join Today!

Art Maryland 2012 - CFA

Art Maryland 2012

The Arts Council seeks entries from artists — working in any medium and residing in Maryland or within a 100-mile radius of Ellicott City — for Art Maryland 2012. Philippa Hughes, Founder and Chief Contrarian of The Pink Line Project, is the juror for this exhibit. Deadline for entries is August 31. See link below for full details.

Art Maryland 2012 Prospectus

ENTRIES Artists may submit images of up to three works, one image for each two-dimensional work and up to two images for each three-dimensional work. Images will be projected one at a time through a single projector. Do not submit printed photographs or more than the requested number of images, they will not be viewed.

Entries must be individual files in jpg format on a single CD labeled with the artist’s name. Label each file with the artist’s last name, first initial, and entry number corresponding to the entry form (e.g. SmithJ_1.jpg). Entries should be less than 1MB.

Unless submitting film- or video-based work, video or digital presentations (including PowerPoint)cannot be accepted.

ENTRY FEE A nonrefundable entry fee of $25 is due with this application. Fee is waived for current members of the Howard County Arts Council (HCAC). Individual Artists may join HCAC for $30.

TO ENTER Submit the following to: Art Maryland 2012, Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043.
1. Entry fee, checks made payable to HCAC.
2. Entry form, completely filled in.
3. CD labeled as noted.
4. SASE with proper postage for return of materials.
Incomplete entries will not be reviewed.

August 31, 2012, 5:00PM - Entry Deadline. Entries must be received at HCCA/HCAC.
September 21  -  Notification of acceptance or decline.
October 19-20  -  Deliver work to HCCA.
October 26, 10:00AM  -  Exhibit opens to the public.
October 26, 6:00-8:00PM  -  Reception and remarks by Juror.
December 14, 8:00PM  -  Exhibit closes.
December 15-16  -  Pick up artwork from HCCA.

Howard County Arts Council
Howard County Center for the Arts
8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, Maryland 21043
e-mail: info@hocoarts.org
P 410-313-ARTS (2787)

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Homage: Past Influences - CFE

Homage: Past Influences

Deadline for Entry: August 6th, 2012;
Exhibition Dates: October 6th – 28th, 2012

This is a juried exhibition that invites artists to submit work that pays respect or dedication to past influences. This is an all media exhibit open to all artists nationally and internationally. Our juror is Brooke Seidelmann,  director of DC’s Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, located in the vibrant U St. corridor and part of the larger community center, Smith Center for Healing & the Arts.

Download Complete Prospectus
Click here to Apply Online

Submissions are by digital image only.  We no longer accept slide entries.  A nonrefundable $35 entry fee includes submission for 3 pieces of artwork - each work may include one image along with only one detail image per work.

Artists’ notified: Friday, August 24th, 2012

Hillyer Art Space's NIN9 Gallery - Call for Submissions!

Hillyer Art Space NIN9 Members Gallery - Call for Artist Submissions!

Hillyer Art Space is now accepting artist submissions for the NIN9 Member's Gallery for Fall 2012! This exciting opportunity is exclusive to our member artists, providing an opportunity to exhibit your work as well as integrate with Hillyer's own artistic community through member's only programming and benefits.

We welcome proposals from both existing and new members!

Submissions for NIN9 should include:
- Maximum of 5 images of work (please title images)
- Current Artist Statement
- Current Resume (with contact email and mailing addresses)
- List of works and prices
- All text should be formatted in Microsoft Word
 ** Incomplete submissions will not be considered***

Please submit above materials to:
Hillyer Art Space
attn: Cara Leepson
9 Hillyer Court, NW
Washington DC 20008

Not a member? Sign up today here!!!

Hillyer Art Space
9 Hillyer Court NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20008

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Vigorous Verve

Vigorous Verve

This is my latest commissioned piece. It was originally commissioned by the girlfriend of the recipient as a birthday present. So the first designs had numerous hidden images of the two throughout the piece. I incorporated several elements the recipient had noted he likes in several of my other pieces. BUT THEN, the girlfriend and the recipient broke up. Well instead of just trashing the entire design, I removed many of the elements from the piece that reflected the two when they were together and instead replaced them with brand new images to reflect the recipients new outlook - which is where the title comes from. I have contacted the recipient to see if he is still interested in the piece, and he is! So it's a good thing I didn't scrap the idea!

CFA - 2012 Hoyt Mid Atlantic Juried Art Exhibition

October 9 – November 2, 2012

Public Reception: Sunday, October 14, from 2-4pm

The 2012 Hoyt Mid Atlantic Juried Art Exhibition showcases artists from the Mid Atlantic Region: Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, West Viginia and Washington, DC.

Juror:  F. Lennox Campello, Art Critic

2012 Mid Atlantic Prospectus page 1

2012 Mid Atlantic Prospectus page 2

Entry Fee: $30 for two entries

Dates to Remember:
Deadline for entries: Postmark August 3, 2012
Notification of Acceptance: September 7, 2012

The Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts
124 East Leasure Avenue
New Castle, PA 16101

fax -657-8786

Friday, June 1, 2012

Unthought Known Exclusive

Unthought Known

I have always been a huge fan of Pearl Jam. They have many songs that reach out and invoke many great images, this song in particular I could not stop listening to. I have captured many phrases that appear in the song into the overall composition of the piece. From the path cut by the moon, to the waves and distant shores. This piece can be viewed in three different aspects. First the overall composition that you see when first looking at it, then if you step back you can see the Eddie Vedder's, the lead singer, face. The contour's of his face is enhanced by the shadow shapes surrounding the piece, his eyes are just above the clouds, and his mouth is between the tree and the mountain's. Now look closer at his mouth, that is actually the band performing the song, live in concert. There are other elements hidden throughout the piece that are associated with the band and the song.

Canvas Edition with Black Edge
16" w X 20" h X 1.5" d
Museum Quality Canvas Wrap

You can view the video for the song, and read the lyrics below.